Jul 282019
 

Natalie Babbitt (born Dayton, Ohio, 1932; died Hamden, Connecticut, October 31, 2016) was a children’s author and illustrator. She won a 1971 Newbery Honor Award for Kneeknock Rise. Tuck Everlasting, published in 1975, is a novel for the ages.

Thomas Heyward (born near Beaufort, South Carolina, 1746; died Old House, South Carolina, March 6, 1809) signed the Declaration of Independence. Representing South Carolina, he was at first reluctant to break away from Great Britain. However, in the end he voted for independence. He was captured by the British, and he was imprisoned until 1781. His plantation was plundered, and the British captured his slaves and sold them to sugar plantations in Jamaica.

Jacqueline Kennedy

Jacqueline Kennedy

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis (born Southampton, New York, 1929; died New York, New York, May 19, 1994) was the wife of John Kennedy, thirty-fourth president of the United States. She brought back elegance to the White House, and she became very popular throughout the world. After Kennedy was assassinated, she and their two children moved to New York City. In 1968 she married Aristotle Onassis, a Greek shipping tycoon. He died in 1975. Children could visit a website at: Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis.

Helen Beatrix Potter (born London, England, 1866; died Sawrey, Lancashire, England, December 22, 1943) was a writer and illustrator. She is famous for her Peter Rabbit books. She wrote 25 books, featuring characters such as Squirrel, Nutkin and Tom Kitten. She wrote the stories originally to please the children of a dear friend. Children could read and enjoy some of her works at: Project Gutenberg. They can also learn more at: Helen Beatrix Potter.

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